Key Features

  • Review basic immunology and pathophysiology, important disease manifestations, and practical management issues related to rheumatic disorders.

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL CONCEPTS

1. Classification and Health Impact of the Rheumatic Diseases

2. Top 100+ Rheumatology Secrets

3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System

4. Overview of the Immune Response, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity

II. EVALUATION OF THE PATIENT WITH RHEUMATIC SYMPTOMS

5. History and Physical Examination

6. Laboratory Evaluation

7. Arthrocentesis and Synovial Fluid Analysis

8. Radiographic and Imaging Modalities

9. Synovial Biopsies

10. Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies

11. Approach for Patients with Monoarticular Arthritis Symptoms

12. Approach for Patients with Polyarticular Arthritis Symptoms

13. Approach for the Patient with Neuromuscular Symptoms

14. Perioperative Management of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

III. SYSTEMIC CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES

15. Rheumatoid Arthritis

16. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

17. Drug-induced Lupus

18. Systemic Sclerosis

19. Scleroderma Mimics

20. Inflammatory Muscle Disease

21. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Syndromes, and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

22. Sjögren's Syndrome

23. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

24. Adult-onset Still's Disease

25. Polymyalgia Rheumatica

IV. THE VASCULITIDES AND RELATED DISORDERS

26. Approach for Patients with Suspected Vasculitis

27. Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Giant Cell Arteritis, Takayasu's Arteritis, and Aortitis

28. Medium-Vessel Vasculitides: Polyarteritis Nodosa, Thromboangiitis Obliterans, and Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System

29. Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis

30. Immune-Complex-Mediated Small-Vessel Vasculitides

31. Cryoglobulinemia

32. Behçet's Di

Details

No. of pages:
744
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323037006
Electronic ISBN:
9780323172875